Apply early to ensure that you secure a place. We recommend that you apply before the 1st of December.
Why study at a leading School of Education?
Research that makes a difference, quality programmes and inspiring leadership are what makes us distinctive.
Our flexible on-campus and online programmes are grounded in current theories in education and offer opportunities for real-life practical experiences. Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education offers a supportive and friendly environment and produces high quality, sought-after graduates who establish successful careers in New Zealand and overseas.
150 ranked in the top 150 for education worldwide
3 flexible study options - Hamilton, Tauranga, Online (blended/distance)
80 minimum number of days in the classroom for Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Flexible study options
With a long history of successful online provision, we are proud to now deliver all initial teacher education programmes online* so that you can study in a way that suits you and your location! Gain plenty of professional experience in centres and schools with all of our delivery options.
*Please note that our online study options also require some face to face components during on campus block weeks, twice a year.
New to University?
Make the most of our flexible study options and enrol in a Bachelor of Teaching. Transform learning and foster imagination by specialising in Early Childhood Education or Primary Teaching at Waikato.
All of our initial teacher education programmes are now available to study online (via distanced study) and at our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses. Distance study involves a combination of online papers and some face to face classes in on-campus block weeks, twice a year.
Kickstart your career in as little as one year, and gain practical in-class experience throughout your qualification in Early Childhood Education, Primary, or Secondary Teaching. Ignite a passion for learning and get ready to inspire the next generation to lead change. Find the right qualification and the right study option for you.
The counsellor education programmes at the University of Waikato are known nationally and internationally for their distinctive orientation, in teaching narrative approaches to counselling and therapy. Graduates of the programmes have taken up leadership positions as practitioners, practice leaders, researchers and counsellor educators.